Esau vs. Jacob

(NOT Jacob vs. Esau)

Some of the tension in the Middle East pertaining to Israel and Israeli Jews being maliciously harassed by antisemitic arab neighbors (and antisemitic patsy nations and the vile-filth subversives within them who support such) can be traced to the conflict between Ishmael vs. Isaac and between Esau vs. Jacob.

It started with the inferior gender (so what's new, as always?) causing the problem back in the beginning (and this time I am not referring to forbidden-Eden-fruit-grabbing Eve):

Genesis 16:1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar;
2 and Sarai said to Abram, "Hey now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children; [polygamously] go in to my maid; it may be that I shall obtain children by her." And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 So, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to Abram her husband as [an additional] wife. [What did inferior-gender Hagar think about all that pseudo-"bigamy?"?]
4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.
5 And [inferior-gender] Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my maid to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!" [thanks a lot, Sarai - YOU yourself suggested the whole thing back in the beginning!]
6 But Abram said to Sarai, "Hey, your maid is in your power; do to her as you please." Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.
7 The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.
8 And he said, "Hagar, maid of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai."
9 The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit to her."
10 The angel of the LORD also said to her, "I will so greatly multiply your descendants that they cannot be numbered for multitude."
11 And the angel of the LORD said to her, "Hey, you are with CHILD (not merely "surgical-tisue fetus" WHO and not "which" should not be aborted), and shall bear a son; you shall call his name Ishmael; because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
12 He shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against every man and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his relatives."
13 So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God of seeing"; for she said, "Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing Him?" [At least Hagar, mother of Arab Ishmael, had her God's name straight....not like modern-day Mohammed arabs who concocted some fake-god called "allah"!]
15 And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

Sarai (now renamed "Sarah" after her confrontation with The Three Angels and learning her lesson to not take childless matters into her own faithless, impetuous, and impulsive hands) increased animosity against her arab son as indicated:

Genesis 21:1 The LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as He had promised.
2 And Sarah conceived, and bore Abram (now renamed "Abraham" after his confrontation with The Three Angels and learning his lesson to not take childless matters into his own faithless, impetuous, and impulsive hands) a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him.
3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 And Sarah said, "God has made laughter about me; every one who hears wil llaugh about me."
7 And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would suckle children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac.
10 So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac."
11 And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son.
12 But God said to Abraham, "Be not displeased because of the lad and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your descendants be named.
13 And I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman also, because he is your offspring."
14 So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
18 [And the LORD's angel said to her:] Get up, lift up the lad, and hold him fast with your hand; for I will make him a great nation."
21 [Ishmael] lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of [idols-worshipping] Egypt.

In the New Testament letter to Galatia, Saint Paul explains the troublesome and divisive ramifications of the above account:

Galatians 4:21 Tell me, you who desire to be under law, do you not hear the law?
22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a freewoman.
23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the freewoman through promise.
24 Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar.
25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
27 For it is written, "Rejoice, barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her who is married."
28 Now we, brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.
29 But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh [terroristically?] persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now.
30 But what does the scripture say? "Cast out the slave and her son; for the son of the slave shall not inherit with the son of the free woman."
31 So, brethren, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.

The rocket-and-missile launches into sovereign, non-"palestinian," God-apportioned, Holy-Land, Israeli territory by arab-terrorist Hamas, Hezbollah, and Fatah goes beyond ancient sibling rivaltry, and is instead a virulent, genocidal, and despicable satanic hatred from The Devil himself, having roots in at-fault Esau despising what he mis-considered being irrelevant and useless:

Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red pottage, forI am famished!" (Therefore his name was called Edom.)
31 Jacob said, "First sell me your birthright."
32 Esau said, "I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?"
33 Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils, and he ate and drank, rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Keep in mind that the LORD chose Jacob and not Easu to wrestle with. Why? What did God see in Jacob that He did not see in Esau? What had Esau himself donepreviously to de-merit himself?

It is Jacob - NOT Esau - who "strove with God and prevailed" (to the extent that the LORD let Jacob strive), and even then when the LORD played his ace hold on Jacob, Jacob hung on to God until Jacob (in Jake's Divinely-inspired fear along with his holy desire to know and become one with God) asked for God's parting blessing (something Esau would have thought to be nonsense and worthless):

Genesis 32:22 The same night Jacob - before Jake fearfully encountered his understandably-enraged-by-being-cheated brother Esau , but which Esau fearfully realized that God had blessed brother Jacob - arose and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.
24 And Jacob was left alone; and a Man [theophany?] wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
25 When the Man saw that He did not prevail against Jacob, He touched the hollow of his thigh; and Jacob's thigh was put out of joint as he wrestled with Him.
26 Then He said, "Let Me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let You go, unless You bless me." 27 And He said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
28 Then He said, "Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed."
29 Then Jacob asked Him, "Tell me, I beg You, Your Name." But He said, "Why is it that you ask My name?" And there He blessed him.
30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved."

[ Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's Name? Surely you know! ]

Genesis 32:3 And Jacob [reflecting Jacob's manifestation of the outgoing grace of God involved (in Jake's case) for the compensatory sake of justice about Jacob getting and receiving Isaac's blessing by hairy deception] sent messengers to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of Edom....

As was the case before with faithless and disbelieving Esau despising his birthright as the elder son, and then the LORD through ambitious-wife-of-Isaac Rebekkah's (righteously-based) promotional encouragement for not-faithless Jacob to ursurp Isaac's Blessing, faithless Esau still did not "get it" when it came to complying with the directives of the LORD in contrast to Jacob/Israe l(alluding, again, as why discerningly-discriminatory Rebekkah saw that godlyJacob and not faith-despising Esau deserved the blessing in accord with the non-abortive pre-birth prophecy:

Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said to [Rebekkah], "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder [arab Esau] shall serve the younger [Jacob the IsraeliJew]."

Genesis 28:11 And he came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.
12 And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and hey, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
13 And hey, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac [no mention whatsoever of Ishmael!]; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants;
14 and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves.
15 Hey, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you."

How are idol-worshipping arabs and their false substitution religion Islam related to Ishmael and Esau, and what are the LORD's curses concerning them?

Genesis 26:34 When Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the [pagan-idols-worshipping?] Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the [pagan-idols-worshipping?] Hittite;

Genesis 36:1 These are the descendants of Esau (that is, Edom).
8 So Esau dwelt in the hill country of Seir; Esau is Edom.
16 Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; they are the sons of Adah.
17 These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: the chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; they are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.
19 These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.
21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.
31 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites.
43 Magdiel, and Iram; these are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of Edom), according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession.

Numbers 20:14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, "Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the adversity that has befallen us:
15 how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our fathers;
16 and when we cried to the LORD, He heard our voice, and sent an angel and brought us forth out of Egypt; and here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge ofyour territory.
17 Now let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, neither will we drink water from a well; we will go along the King's Highway, we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left, until we have passed through your territory."
18 But Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through, lest I come out with the sword against you."
19 And the people of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of your water, I and my cattle, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more."
20 But he said, "You shall not pass through." And Edom came out against them with many men, and with a strong force.
21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

Deuteronomy 32:42 (RSV) I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh--with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired heads of the enemy.'

Judges 11:17 Israel then sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, 'Let us pass, we petition, through your land'; but the king of Edom would not listen. And they sent also to the king of Moab, but he would not consent. So Israel remained at Kadesh.

First Samuel 15:1 And Samuel said to Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore respond to the words of the LORD.
2 Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I will punish what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way, when they came up out of Egypt.
3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkeys.'"
32 Then Samuel said, "Bring here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites." And Agag came to him cheerfully. Agag said, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."
33 And Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

Second Samuel 8:9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer,
10 Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to greet him, and to congratulate him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him; for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze;
11 these also King David dedicated to the LORD, together with the silver and gold which he dedicated from all the nations he subdued,
12 from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
13 And David won a name for himself. When he returned, he slew eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Second Chronicles 25:20 But Amaziah would not listen; for it was of God, in order that He might give them into the hand of their enemies, because they had sought the gods of Edom.

Isaiah 34:5 For My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; hey, it descends for judgment upon Edom, upon the people I have doomed.
6 The LORD has a sword; it is sated with blood, it is gorged with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD hasa sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
9 And the streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and her soil into brimstone; her land shall become burning pitch.
Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see! Where have you not been lain with? By the waysides you have sat awaiting lovers like a [terroristic] Arab in the wilderness. You have polluted the land with your vile harlotry.

Jeremiah 9:25 Hey, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will punish all those who are circumcised but yet uncircumcised --
26 Egypt, Judah, Edom, the sons of Ammon, Moab, and all who dwell in the desert who cut the corners of their hair; for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart."

Jeremiah 49:22 Hey, one shall mount up and fly swiftly like an eagle, and spread his wings against Bozrah, and the heart of the warriors of Edom shall be in that day like the heart of a woman in her pangs."

Lamentations 4:21 Rejoice and be glad, daughter of Edom, dweller in the land of Uz; but to you also the cup shall pass; you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare.
22 The punishment of your iniquity, daughter of Zion, is accomplished, He will keep you in exile no longer; but your iniquity, daughter of Edom, He will punish, He will uncover your sins.

Ezekiel 16:56 Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride,
57 before your wickedness was uncovered? Now you have become like her- an object of reproach for the daughters of Edom and all her neighbors, and for the daughters of the Philistines, those round about who despise you.

Ezekiel 25:12 Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Edom acted revengefully against the house of Judah and has grievously offended in taking vengeance upon them,
13 therefore thus says the Lord GOD, I will stretch out my hand against Edom, and cut off from it man and beast; and I will make it desolate; from Teman even to Dedan they shall fall by the sword.
14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 35:15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so I will deal with you; you shall be desolate, Mount Seir, and all Edom [Esau], all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 36:5 therefore thus says the Lord GOD: I speak in my hot jealousy against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who gave my land to themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and utter contempt, that they might possess it and plunder it.

Obadiah 1:8 Will I not on that day, says the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of Mount Esau?
9 And your mighty men shall be dismayed, Teman, so that every man from Mount Esau will be cut off by slaughter.
19 Those of the Negeb shall possess Mount Esau, and those of the Shephelah the land of the Philistines; they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of Samaria and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
21 Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD's.

Malachi 1:2 "I have loved you," says the LORD. But you say, "How have You loved us?" "Is not Esau Jacob's brother?" says the LORD. "Yet I have loved Jacob
3 but I have hated Esau; I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert."

Romans 9:13 As it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."

Hebrews 12:16 ....that no one be immoral or irreligious like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.